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The Perfect World Meets The Perfect Assassin
400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets.
This is like a film that would be played, on mute, in the background during a party at your weird friend's house while he plays Ministry on a CD-R and some guy named Trevor talks about how he hates his job at Best Buy.
Logan's Run meets Zardoz with Charlize Theron kicking some major butt and somehow it still manages to be boring.
It looks great and has a very interesting premise (it also has a highly unexpected Pete Postlethwaite cameo!) but it's hamstrung by a terrible script, clumsy action editing, appalling techno music (it's an MTV movie! The score's not all bad though), it's too camp in places, the support acting is of the decidedly wooden variety and it has a main character called Trevor.
Sometimes when I'm reviewing a movie I'm resorting on saying that it puts "style over substance". "Aeon Flux" is a movie where that would be very much applicable if it actually had any substance. The story is run-of-the-mill distopian drivel, the acting is suprisingly bland with even Charlize Theron looking like she's reading from a teleprompter and the action is the worst combination of Matrix-style effects with excessive wirework that was possible. Yet I somewhat enjoyed watching it because of Charlize Theron at her sexiest with that dark emo haircut and wearing tight black spandex while doing cartwheels and staring into the distance. I guess what I'm trying to say is 1 star for the art direction and 1,5 stars for beautiful Charlize.
My friend Henry gave this to me, what a wonderful surprise, since like everybody else on the planet I missed it the first time round.
So in 2011 a virus kills everyone apart from some people who now live in some future city of something. A woman catches a bug with her eye lid. This is Aeon Flux, the holder of the Worst Character Name Ever Championship Belt until Cypher Raige came along. So Aeon Flux is all boooo the government are bad and her whole deal is she kills government people. Also she's Charlize Theron and her sister gets killed so she goes out for revenge I guess.
There's surveillance tech which is apparently some all seeing pool of…
Festival is done, back to watching shit.
Charlize Theron has found herself with some new action-movie cred, but it wasn't her first kick at that can - this was part of that 00's bonanza of catsuited waif-fu action ladies, not successful enough to spawn a series like Underworld or Resident Evil, not infamous enough to live on in eye-clawing despair like Catwoman.
For a little while, this movie seems to be getting it all right. It creates a believable - or at least, believably stylized - future world, and explains its facts in a minimum of time with some visual pizzazz and quite a bit of clarity. It's got all sorts of cool sets and locations. Sound design is sexy as fuck. Theron looks dy-no-mite.
Since I can't get enough of Charlize Theron's Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road, I thought I'd check out another flick with her kicking ass, just to hold me over until the baby blu drops. Sadly, it's just not very good or interesting in my opinion, although Theron is mighty fine.
I've never seen the anime, but I can't believe it is as bad as this movie.
this film looks good and has a great cast but is let down by a lacklustre script, hammy acting and poor direction. In truth i was bored throughout and was happy shen thd film ended. On a plus i did enjoy the soundtrack.
Ja: Über die Geschichte brauchen wir nicht groß reden, denn die ist 08/15-Genrekost und noch nicht mal besonders spannend. Aber Charlize Theron und Marton Csokas bemühen sich zumindest und es gibt ein paar nette visuelle Einfälle und Action-Szenen. Kein schlechter Film, aber schnell wieder vergessen.
Karyn Kusama visited my college in 2006, near the end of my senior year as a film student. If I remember correctly, the Women Filmmakers Alliance had brought her to campus for a Q&A — not because she directed this live-action Æon Flux, which had bombed both critically and financially the previous year, but for making Girlfight, the film that gave Michelle Rodriguez her first big break (first role and first audition, actually). Student interest for the Kusama event was low, and attendance was expected to be sparse, but that was great news for me: I'd been the quintessential Flux fanboy ever since the original shorts débuted on Liquid Television, and I had a million questions for Kusama, like "what…
I liked the trailer better than the actual movie...
The avante garde qualities of the animated series that made it so unique just do not transfer well into live action. The moments when it attempts to replicate something were the moments that the movie fell very short, and often became very corny.
Martin Csokas is one of the worst actors I've ever seen.
If you look at this movie as 'seeing your cool older sister who could actually pull off a shaved head lip syncing to Duran Duran at her eighth birthday party on an old home movie' then it's not so bad.
Think of all the times she lectured you for being whiny, entitled and lazy! but now her network is a reality TV wasteland (and did they even make another movie after this one? And Jackass movies don't count).
Don't you feel better now?
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